|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Set amongst vineyards, this rustic building has three separate apartments which can been rented as a whole or individually. The lower floor is slightly larger than the other two with one double, one double/twin and a bunk room off of the main double room. Large bathroom with shower & bidet and there is a spacious seating area in the lounge and kitchen area
In Summer a hot Mediterranean climate with a huge amount of mountain sports and in Winter an amazing selection of ski resorts, the closest, Pila funivia 5 mins away & La Thuile/Courmayeur/Cervinia less than 40 mins. FREE SKI LESSONS and FREE airport transfers.
EXCLUSIVE use of Jacuzzi during some weeks of AUGUST please enquire- special offer when booking one or more apartment also enquire
In the lounge there is dining for up to 12 people comfortably and some bar stools if there is a larger group (for instance if you book more than one floor). A large L shape settee (can convert into a double bed) and a well stocked kitchen area.
In SUMMER-Mediterranean temperatures during the day yet cool inside this old stone building both day and night allowing you to relax and sleep without air conditioning. In this Frazione (a collection of rustic houses, a small village), there are just 7 houses in total. SPECIAL OFFER when booking one or more apartment please enquire (exclusive use of the Jacuzzi). Take the lifts up to Pila even in the summer time, for a variety of activities, restaurants and bars. Take a short walk to Chamole lake from the top of Chamole chairlift, the sense of space, tranquillity and the views are stunning, a breath-taking experience.
The chalet is a casual atmosphere, it's small and therefore we are able to gear your holiday more to your individual needs. You will be well looked after by all the staff.
IN WINTER there are beginner ski slopes, moguls, tree skiing and off piste so the resort adapts itself to all standards and FREE skiing lessons with David and Jane make a big saving for anyone wanting to improve and brush up their skills. On the one ski pass you can also have free days in other resorts such as La Thuile and Courmayeur and we are happy to take you there. THERE'S ALWAYS SOMEONE TO SKI WITH so come alone or as part of a group and you will always have someone of your standard to ski with, whether it is another guest, one of the instructor students or David and Jane. We ensure each day that if you want company you are well catered for. FREE transfers to and from the airport and to the resort of Pila each day.
ALL YEAR ROUND-The chalet overlooks the whole valley and offers both Catered (with Free wine and beer and FREE ski lessons during the winter) and Self catering (summer and off peak winter) options email us for more detailed information or have a look at our website and fill in the form.
THE CHALET - The top two floors are accessed at ground level, no steps, the lower floor has the option of seven steps or a ramp, please enquire and we can send photos if looking at wheelchair access. The Chalet can be rented as a whole for a large extended family/friends or as individual units which are all self contained all with own entrances. There are well stocked kitchens and airey bathrooms all with shower and bidet on each floor - the UPPER floor has a double and a twin with double bed settee and the double can take an extra single bed the MIDDLE floor has a double and a twin plus there is a room with outside entrance just 4 metres from the front door with a small double and single beds in it plus sink, tv/dvd player, microwave and tea and coffee making facilities the LOWER floor has a double with bunk room off it and a double/twin.
BABY EQUIPMENT - We have a variety of baby equipment (see children) for those travelling with little ones, to make your life a little more comfortable and so you don't have to lug equipment with you, including a BABY COT.
Each Frazione has it's own water trough which anyone in the village can use, the gardens are open plan (although there are temporary removable fences made because of our second little dog) and the trough is on the edge of our garden. Frazione Baravod is set amongst local vineyards and you can walk from the house up to the Frazione above and on up the mountain from there. The weather is sunny during both summer & winter. The heat rises in March and in July/August temps are 30+ degrees, cooling a little in September & in October it starts to snow on the peaks with the ski season commencing late November through till May 2nd.
THE JACUZZI is in the garden with fantastic views of the mountains on the other side of the valley. It is serviced on a daily basis by the owners so it is kept clean and hygienic with a water maintenance check each day. The garden and plants are watered also on a regular basis and can be done at the convenience of the owner and guests alike; this can be agreed on a weekly or daily basis, whichever suits.
We want you to enjoy your holiday and will try our utmost to ensure that things are how you like them, giving you ideas and advice about the local area whenever you require.
We are David and Jane and have run a ski chalet for the last 8 winter seasons in the Aosta Valley and are BASI qualified ski instructors and we offer FREE ski lessons when booking our Ski Chalet Holidays in the winter. We also run a summer season and with the addition of the JACUZZI in the garden (refreshing in the summer and hot and steamy in the winter) we feel set for both summer and winter seasons, helping our clients with local knowledge of the area, places to visit, eat and to enjoy this vast fertile but mountainous area. This is a wonderful base for exploring the Aosta Valley with its, castles, vineyards, cheese making factories and an abundance of outdoor sports and the winter ski resort is ideal for both beginners and experienced skiers with the option of also going to La Thuile and Courmayeur all on one ski pass!!
jane stanton purchased this chalet in 2009
We are centrally located for exploring the whole of the Aosta Valley during the summer months plus there is brilliant skiing during winter with 3 other resorts in close proximity which you can go to all on one ski pass. We love the Italian people, the food, the ambience and the wine is of course fantastico!!
Jane is an English teacher and can offer English lessons to visitors at the chalet, David is a squash coach and is happy to play or coach anyone anytime of the year and he's also a reasonable Tennis player and always up for a game in the summer. Both David and Jane taught jive at the surrey university so if you fancy learning jive they are happy to accommodate a lesson or two!
The property is set amongst vineyards but just 5 minutes from the lovely Roman City of Aosta.
We have useful local knowledge, however the area is vast and we discover more and more each day.
The area is steeped in history & is a wine growing area, also making cheese & growing fruits of many kinds. It is very agricultural and particularly cow farming is very prevalent.
There is a huge abundance of outdoor activities which you can see listed on our website. There are castles, art galleries, concerts and wood carving is a much loved Valdostaine work
The chalet is in a tranquil setting but 5 minutes from the bustling town of Aosta.
It has a MEDITERRANEAN CLIMATE IN SUMMER
Walking distance to local shops, bars & restaurants gives you a local feeling
It's a good base to discover this fantastic mountainous area, walking straight from the chalet if desired
WE ARE ALWAYS AT HAND TO GIVE YOU GUIDANCE AND ADVICE ABOUT THE AREA, SKIING, RESTAURANTS ETC.
A choice of Self Catering in the summer/off peak winter and Ski Holidays
English lessons if required.
FREE wine & beer for Ski Holidays
FREE ski lessons and we take you to the piste every morning, just 5 minutes away.
We offer help with ski pass and ski rental so you don't have to worry about anything.
FREE airport transfers
Outdoor pursuits in abundance during the summer
Something for everyone to do & see, adults and children alike
Airport transfers on request, during summer a car is an advantage, during winter it isn't necessary as we will take you to the piste and into town.
Free local transfers to town, mountain lifts etc. we'll drop you off
Excursions to places further afield in Summer
Mainline bus passes end of road 700 metres approx.
The weather is sunny summer & winter. The heat rises in March to July/August temps are 30+ cooling a little in September & in October it starts to snow on the peaks with the ski season commencing late November through til early May
During the summer the stone building of the chalet is cool inside
In Summer-Food welcome pack on arrival with wine and beer!
THIS APARTMENT IS ONLY BOOKABLE FOR EXCLUSIVE USE OF THE JACUZZI IF TWO OR MORE APARTMENTS ARE BOOKED BY THE SAME PARTY
the above price is for room and breakfast per person
Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website:
This was our 3rd trip to Aosta with JD Ski. They are great hosts, hence why we keep going back year after year!
We were collected from Turn airport on Sunday, and arrived at the Chalet to a fantastic lunch with a vast selection of local meats and cheeses. We also had 3 3-course meals provided for us throughout the week, cooked by Jane, David and their students Sean and Geoff. We also had wine/beer provided for us.
Breakfast was provided every day, with a selection of freshly cooked eggs, freshly baked bread/toast, cereal, porridge, coffee and teas and other soft drinks. There was also free (return) transfers to the Fornivia every day. When up the mountain, we were separated into groups and given free ski lessons/guiding (for more experienced skiiers/those who did not require lessons) 4 mornings of the week until 13:00. The afternoons were then ours to enjoy skiing and exploring the resort as a group.
They have great connections with the local community, and can recommend fantastic local places to eat/drink, explore, and hire/buy sports equipment. There is plenty of board games, DVD's, books and puzzles in the Chalet to occupy your time when not on the slopes.
Jane and David, and their students, are incredibly hospitable, friendly and professional. The hot tub is an added bonus, after a day of skiing it's a welcome addition to the Chalet!
Wonderful, warm welcome from our hosts Jane and David. Instantly relaxing so that the three night holiday started the moment we arrived. The chalet receives 10 out of 10 from us for cleanliness, facilities and amazing views. The rooms had so many extra little personal touches that the chalet felt like home from home. Jane and David's warmth, enthusiasm and local knowledge enabled us to experience the local area and I particularly recommend the local vineyard electric bike tour and the wine, food and chalet's jacuzzi went down very well too.
Been here 3 times now and it just keeps getting better and better. Everything was taken care of, from getting picked up at the airport to the small group lessons (included in the price), tailored to our ability. The apartment was clean and very comfortable, which made for cosy evenings watching films. Hospitality was spot on with good food and drink. Dave, Jane and co went to great lengths to create a good environment so we could relax and chat with follow guests in the evenings. Skiing is obviously great, which is why I am back for a 4th time next year, thanks guys, Geoff and Curtis
We had an excellent stay here. David & Jane and their team went to great lengths to make everyone feel welcome and we all felt part of a big family. The accommodation was clean and warm and had everything that was required for our stay. The food cooked was excellent and I really liked the use of local ingredients and recipes for dishes that were still homely and catered for our English customs - the portion sizes were also very generous and the local wines were surprisingly good. We enjoyed the jacuzzi, especially when it was dark and snowing around us.
The accommodation is a 5 minute drive from the gondola ride from Aosta to the ski resort of Pila and we were driven there every morning and collected at the end of the day by minibus. Pila may appear a small resort in terms of number of pistes, but there was a good range in terms of difficulties and different terrains and the snow when we were there was brilliant, with fresh snow falling nearly everyday. There are lots of eateries on the slopes which were all reasonable. It wasn't crowded, apart from the weekend when the local Italians turn up, and the queues at the lifts were minor apart from the first one outside the gondola.
The tuition that David & Jane provided was brilliant. My 18 year old son progressed from a novice to being able to ski black runs confidently and competently within the 4 days of lessons - he was obviously a keen learner, but this is more down to the teaching given and low class sizes meaning that the training was individual in nature and in clear English.
David and Jane really do everything that they can to ensure you have a pleasant stay and get the most of your skiing and their website is a good description of what you'll get and they are very quick to respond to any additional queries by e-mail.
I would thoroughly recommend using them (and have so to my friends) and have already booked again for next year.
The presentation of the accommodation was very welcoming when we arrived at the chalet with fresh towels, welcome pack and a brief in the apartment giving local details and directions.
The views from the balcony were stunning and more so were some of the views on the walks we covered. There are lots of activities in the valley to take advantage of, for all ages and interests.
The weather was definitely Mediterranean but pleasant relief was found higher in the mountains on activity days, however on rest days the views from the garden and Jacuzzi are extremely pleasurable.
We particularly enjoyed the ride up Helbronner overlooking Mont Blanc; the views were stunning and there was an unusual amount of unexpected activity which we never thought we would see. Rock climbing, trekking over the snow, camping on the glacier and mountaineers attempting Mont Blanc itself.
Jane and David have a bank of local knowledge and are ready to give advice, point you in the right direction and are even willing to accompany you on some walks with their two adorable cockers, Max and Peluche.
A truly memorable holiday! So much so, we are returning for the winter!
Our family went to Aosta in summer, for some alpine activities. Jane and David are very welcoming and nice, the perfect hosts. We had wine together, and they had put a welcoming package in our fridge. We stayed in the upper apartment, which was great for our family. There was some minor shortage of kitchen supplies, but oterhwise the apartment was perfectly maintained etc. You need a car to get to all activities, except walking to the groceries and buy bread etc. We had a great time, hiking in Pila, going to adventure park, alpine zoo, running etc. The kids especially enjoyed the jacuzzi and the dogs, and their cosy room. On our way to Aosta we stopped at waterpark Ondaland, which also was great fun. We had great pasta in Sarre, at the main road, a wooden chalet opposite a patisserie.